Posted to the Ethnos Project by on April 13th, 2011

This paper describes critical areas in which technology plays a role in language and culture revitalization and explores efforts made by Indigenous communities to preserve, maintain and revitalize their Indigenous language with the help of computer technology.

People are interested in both traditional and contemporary culture and are finding new ways to practice and preserve their cultural heritage. One way includes the use of computerized and digital multimedia technologies. (Scott, 2007, p. 138)

To read the rest of the paper, please download the pdf here.

From J. Reyhner & L. Lockard (eds.). (2009). Indigenous Language Revitalization: Encouragement, Guidance & Lessons Learned (pp. 167-182). Flagstaff, AZ: Northern Arizona University.


You may also wish to check out Mark Warschauer’s piece Technology and Indigenous Language Revitalization: Analyzing the Experience of Hawai’i (1998, cited in the paper above). More from Prof. Warschauer can be found at his UCI page here.

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